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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • In fact, the pursuing vessel had almost overtaken them when, fortunately, night came on, and enabled them to double the Cape of Corsica, and so elude all further pursuit.
  • "Has he eaten anything lately?" asked Madame de Villefort, eluding her husband’s question.

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  • Oh, no, sir, it was expressly forbidden; but they eluded the vigilance of the guards, and made a passage from one dungeon to the other.
  • Danglars resembled a timid animal excited in the chase; first it flies, then despairs, and at last, by the very force of desperation, sometimes succeeds in eluding its pursuers.

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as in: he eluded the police Define
to avoid, or get away from, or remain out of reach -- as in:
  • "She eluded the police."
  • She eluded danger and finally arrived safely at home.
  • Success has eluded me so far.
  • She always messes up, but some how eludes taking responsibility

as in: your point eludes me Define
to escape understanding (not understood)
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